The last ever Harry Potter film is nearing its nine-year anniversary, and the first movie came out nearly 19 years ago. After all this time has passed, Daniel Radcliffe, 30, was asked if it’s true that he still keeps in touch with his two co-stars who played his ride or dies at Hogwarts — Rupert Grint, 31, and Emma Watson, 30 — and his on-screen enemy, Tom Felton, 32, while appearing on the Today Show Australia. To answer that question, Daniel responded with an enthused “Absolutely!” during the interview, which was uploaded on June 1.
Of course, some things have changed. “Look, we’re not as close as we once were,” Daniel continued, but revealed that he texted “both” Tom and Rupert “quite a bit recently” because “of Rupert’s baby.” Rupert and his longtime girlfriend, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging star Georgia Groome, 28, revealed that they welcomed their first child on May 7. Even Daniel couldn’t help but acknowledge how surreal it is to see Ron — we mean, Rupert — become a dad after watching his days as a wizarding student alongside Harry and Hermione play out on the big screen.
“I mean that is still wild to me that we are now at the stage where we are having kids and I’m sure that is a fact that makes the rest of the world feel very old,” Daniel joked. He’s not wrong. Daniel is looking forward to this new chapter in Rupert’s life, because he added, “[I’m] genuinely just like, so happy for him and Georgia. He is going to be an awesome dad.”
While Daniel is not yet a parent (and neither is Emma), he has been in a serious relationship with actress Erin Darke since 2012. Meanwhile, Emma was rumored to be dating a “Californian business owner” named Leo Alexandar Robinton, according to a Daily Mail report that surfaced on April 27 (you may know his sister, Daisy Robinton).
Long before these relationships came about, however, Rupert claimed that “there was always something” between Emma and Drafo Malfoy’s actor, Tom, while filming the movies. “There was a little bit of a spark,” Rupert teased during an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith in Nov. 2019. However, he clarified, “We were kids. It was like any kind of playground romance.” And now, one of these Harry Potters stars has a kid of their own!